Release date: 14-11-2007, Label: Playground
By: Nina Mende
It took a while until Widescreen Mode from Riihimäki/Finland released their
album “Until the End”, but now it is released, finally!
In 2005, the band finally made steady progress with a pair of four-song demos.
The demos earned great reviews. Widescreen Mode played important festivals,
supporting bands like Paradise Lost, The Cardigans, Anathema, and Die Krupps.
In 2006, Widescreen Mode made it to the final round of MTV Nordic’s unsigned
competition out of 1,700 bands. Interestingly, thanks to the internet, Widescreen
Mode has even more fans outside of Finland. The band has amassed a community
of more than 65,000 fans worldwide on MySpace. “It’s great to see how well
our music has received around the world”, says Janne Aaltonen (drums).
The music has been well received at home, too. Widescreen Mode’s first single
“Everlasting Bomb” reached #1 on the official Finnish download charts
this summer, and has received airplay on the national rock radio stations such
as Radio Rock and YleX.
With these 12 songs Widescreen Mode have released a great rock/metal album.
Their music is somehow melancholic and melodic and yet harsh and metal-like,
some songs are even quite aggressive while others are slow. A great mix and
balance between hard and soft can be found on the album. I knew “Everlasting
Bomb”, “Not Alright”, “She’s Lying” and “We
Don’t Need Your War” from the demos before. In my opinion all are
songs easy to sing along and perfect to get stuck in your head very easily.
The song “And We Both Know” is a very slow song accompanied by piano.
Somehow Widescreen Mode’s music reminds me of Suburban Tribe.
You should really take a minute and take a look at their album cover and think
Great music, great band, until the end!
| 01. Without Me
02. Dead Inside
04. Another Day
05. Everlasting Bomb
06. Escape The World
07. Keeping My Freedom
08. And We Both Know
09. Not Alright
10. Killed By Vanity
11. She’s Lying
12. We Don’t Need Your War